This book is about Gale Sayers. He was known as the "Kansas Comet" and was perhaps the most dynamic and exciting runner and player to ever play in the NFL. His career spanned from 1965-1969. In 1968, he suffered a career-ending knee injury. Gale played one more year in 1969 and led the NFL in rushing with 1,032 yards. In 1970 and 1971, he suffered more knee injuries and only played in 4 games and retired in the summer of 1972. I have covered his career and mentioned his longest touchdowns. His credentials are impressive. In 1965, he scored an NFL-tying 6 touchdowns in a game against the 49ers. Gale is considered the NFL's best ever kickoff returner with a record 30.6 average yards per return. For 42 years, he also shared the NFL-record with 6 kickoff return touchdowns in a career. He was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame 1977. Gale Sayers, the Kansas Comet, who burned briefly, but more brilliantly than anyone before or since.
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